Pop Showcase for Strings, for solo or string orchestra, is a collection of 13 popular songs that can be played as a solo with piano or CD accompaniment, or with a string orchestra with or without the CD or piano.
Each selection is presented in two arrangements, a solo and a complete string orchestra piece. The solo section is written so that it can be played as a solo or in unison (or octaves) together by any ensemble, including the entire orchestra, with or without piano accompaniment. The arrangement for string orchestra that follows uses the same rhythms and melodic lines included in the solo section. The first song can be played after the first six notes are learned in any string method and the pieces progress to about a level two.
These arrangements are excellent supplements for enhancing any student's knowledge of popular music from the 20th century and are great concert material.
Titles are: Augie's Great Municipal Band * Eye of the Tiger * Blue Tango * All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Theme from Ice Castles (Through the Eyes of Love) * (Meet) the Flintstones * The Rose * This Is It! * I'm Walkin' * Merrily We Roll Along * Animaniacs * Star Wars (Main Theme) * Theme from Superman.
|Blue Tango (Instrumental)||Leroy Anderson (composer)|
|All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth||Donald Gardner (composer)|
|Animaniacs (Main Title)||Tom Ruegger (contributor); Richard Stone (contributor)|
|Augie's Great Municipal Band and End Credits||John Williams (contributor)|
|Blue Tango (Vocal)||Leroy Anderson (composer); Mitchell Parish (lyricist)|
|Eye of the Tiger (from "Rocky III")||Jim Peterik (composer); Frankie Sullivan III (composer)|
|I'm Walkin'||Dave Bartholomew (composer); Antoine Domino (composer)|
|Merrily We Roll Along||Eddie Cantor (composer); Charles Tobias (composer); Murray Mencher (composer)|
|Star Wars (Main Theme)||John Williams (composer)|
|The Rose (from "The Rose")||Amanda McBroom (composer)|
|Theme from "Ice Castles" (Through the Eyes of Love)||Carole Bayer Sager (lyricist); Marvin Hamlisch (composer)|
|Theme from "Superman"||John Williams (composer)|
|This Is It! (from "The Bugs Bunny Show")||Jerry Livingston (composer); Mack David (lyricist)|
|Arranged by:||Jack Bullock|